Morphology: Greek and Latin Roots Overview

PREREQUISITE

None

WORKSHOP HOURS

6 hours

APPROPRIATE AUDIENCE

4th and 5th grade: General Education

6th through 12th grade: Special Education, intervention, resource

WORKSHOP DESCRIPTION

This overview workshop introduces the study of prefixes, suffixes, and Greek and Latin root morphology, providing a sophisticated method of teaching decoding and encoding to middle and high school students. In addition, infusing roots and affixes into general education for 4th through 5th-grade at-level readers enhances vocabulary and comprehension.

Approximately 65% of all reading at the middle school level and above comes from the Greek and Latin layers of language. Learn engaging multisensory strategies to enhance reading, writing, spelling, and fluency while expanding vocabulary, spelling, comprehension, and preparedness for state standardized tests as well as the ACT and SAT.

Please Note:

While the content of this workshop is sufficient for some struggling readers, it is not a replacement for the complete intervention/remediation course content of Phonics First or Structures for students with significant reading deficits, a learning disability, or dyslexia.

Participants Learn to Teach
  • Morphology: Greek and Latin roots and affixes
  • A Three-Part Drill for structured review
  • Tactile/kinesthetic spelling techniques for roots and affixes
  • Vocabulary
UPON COMPLETION, PARTICIPANTS WILL
  • Be prepared to teach Greek and Latin roots to students in 4th through 12th grade
  • Livestream